Team Building, Teamwork

Expressions of Gratitude

Posted On November 23, 2022 BY

Every day is a good day to express some gratitude. But the Thanksgiving season here in the United States seems like an especially good time to pause, reflect, and say “thanks” to those around us. My colleagues and I are putting the finishing touches on another very busy stretch of client time, and will spend […]

We live in a world of distractions, constant and loud. We are expected to be available to everyone all the time, we compete for mindshare with unlimited amounts of content and entertainment, we have a social media landscape which can turn every day into an all-day conversation with friends all over the world. Quieting the mind, and […]

I ask the following question in every workshop or coaching session I lead: “Have you ever been to that meeting or presentation that was so disorganized, that you regretted accepting the meeting invite?” Of course you have. We all have. The Latimer Group spends a lot of time working inside large organizations, and all of […]

We all know that one of the most important questions to address in our communication is why. Why are we proposing this change? Why is this a problem? Why should you care? Along with what, how, when, where, who, and next, the why helps our audience see the relevance and importance of our communication and […]

It’s a fact of modern office life: We all have to conduct business remotely. Many of us lead teams of far-flung colleagues or reports. This has been true for a while, but especially so over the last 2.5 years. This isn’t easy. We all know that absorbing information delivered virtually is much more difficult than in […]

I recently re-read a great article that discussed the four behaviors most responsible for killing relationships at home. The article quoted John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles That Make Marriage Work. And Gottman was quoted in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink. Anyone quoted by Malcolm Gladwell is worth a few minutes of my time. In […]

I am just back after two weeks of vacation with my family… two weeks of hanging out with my kids, swimming, playing games, and just trying to keep up. (I am exhausted… I think I need a vacation…) Each day of my vacation began the same way… the sounds and smells of brewing coffee… a […]

Good morning, clients and friends of The Latimer Group. While we normally reserve this blog space as a place to share our best ideas about powerful communication skills, today we are excited to share some big news from our team. We are proud to announce that Jay Prewitt has joined The Latimer Group as our […]

We all aspire to be better communicators (or rather, we should.) Strong communication will help us accomplish our goals, drive good outcomes, and add value to our colleagues and customers, and generate business. All good things. But while the benefits of good communication are easy to identify, most people tend to think about poor communication as […]

How Easily Do You Trust?

Posted On July 27, 2022 BY

Some of us trust our colleagues quickly,  and only when a colleague does something to betray that trust do we reduce it or take it away. Others among us do not trust quickly, and rather make all colleagues earn the trust before we give it. Which of the above describes you? It’s important because it […]